Unions, teachers appeal for a program to progressively remove asbestos in all schools

Reported by Haydee | 01 May, 2012

A figure released by the education department revealed that up to 1200 out of the state’s 1539 government schools may contain asbestos. Teachers, unions and parents have called out to authorities to establish a program to label areas affected with asbestos material, train staff to manage it, and progressively remove it from the school buildings. …

Refrigeration mechanic dies from exploding van

Reported by Haydee | 12 Dec, 2011

A refrigeration mechanic died from serious injuries after a van exploded in a suspected gas leak in Melbourne’s south-east this morning. The victim who was in his mid-20s was leaving for work when the accident happened outside his home at Stadium Circuit at Mulgrave. Arson and explosives squad Detective Senior Constable Mick Cashman said that …